Anyone doing Genealogy research in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico at one point, while doing research, cannot help but stumble into Mary Jo Galindo’s Dissertation “Con Un Pie En Cada Lado: Ethnicities and the Archaeology of Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities Along the Lower Río Grande Valley” which is a great 353 page work about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Ranching and its early families. Continue reading
Texas Land Grants
Did your ancestor ever receive a Land grant from the Spanish Government or the State of Tamaulipas? If your answer is yes it is very likely that you will find it on the website for the Texas General Land Office.
What the Texas General Land Office has to Offer
The Texas land grant database contains over 4,200 land titles issued by Spain and Mexico from 1720 to 1836 covering 26 million acres. It also offers other collections for a total of 656,129 records.
I hope that you find this resource useful and helpful in your research. Let me know about your finds.
This is an example of one of the results for one of my wife’s ancestors:
|District/Class:||San Patricio 1st|
|Original Grantee:||Flores, Segundo|
|Patent Date:||13 Aug 1881|
A Great Resource for South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy
For all of you who may barely be getting their feet wet into their own family genealogy and or family history, here is another great resource that I have used many times over and over again.
The resource that I want to make you aware of is Raul Longoria’s Website RaulLongoria.net.
In my own opinion I believe it to be one of the greatest resources for Mexican American Genealogy when it comes to the South Texas and Northestern Mexican Genealogy.
Most entries in Raul N. Longoria’s website have citations to where he got the information from, thus providing the researcher with precious leads to original documents or more great resources.
This is how he describes his website:
Many of us with deep family roots in South Texas have found that we are part of a very large extended family; you may find some of your own ancestors here. – Raul N. Longoria
Did I mention that he has thousands of names in his database and most of them are form South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. Go ahead and check it out. It will not be long before you find your ancestors listed there.
My only hope is that Mr. Longoria continues to make this great resource available to all of us.
Once again here is the link to his website: RaulLongoria.net.
Related Posts That You Will Like:
There are not many South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy blogs out there and coming across one is pretty exciting.
If you have not done so yet I highly recommend that you check John Wilmot’s Blog JOHN WILMOT’S GENEALOGY NOTEBOOK.
Mr. Wilmot describes his blog as:
This blog was created simply to share the many notes and documents I gather in the course of my personal research, much of which turns out to be unrelated to my own ancestry. Since they would otherwise be sitting in a file folder, I’m hoping that posting them here instead will help others along.
Mr. Wilmot’s blog has posts about family and ancestors from the the following South Texas Counties:
- Cameron Co., TX
- Hidalgo Co., TX
- Starr Co., TX
He also has posts about family and ancestors with the following last names:
- General Teran, NL
Northeastern towns or cities mentioned on his blog:
- Burgos, Tamps.
- General Teran, NL
- Montemorelos, NL
- Monterrey, NL
I just hope that you do visit his blog since you never know you may just find your relatives. Once again you can visit his blog Here: JOHN WILMOT’S GENEALOGY NOTEBOOK.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope that you may find this website informative and useful.
Why I started this blog:
Welcome to We Are Cousins, after much thought I saw the need to create a blog that would not only serve as a place to document my research, family stories, but also a resource to those interested in South Texas and Northern Mexico Genealogy. I also hope that with this blog I can network with other researchers interested in this region. To keep up to date with this blog simply subscribe to the rss atom feed.
What to you can expect to find in this blog.
- Baptism Transcriptions
- Marriage Transcriptions
- Death Record Transcriptions
- Resources available for Genealogy Research
- Books You should know about
- Transcriptions to indexes of Vital Records
- We Are Cousins Magazine
Also expect to find many other randoms things but the above mentioned ones are just the main ones.
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